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Smell Sensitivity and Pregnancy
Since giving birth last June, I have lost my sense of smell. I thought it was due to nursing, but she's 11 months now and I still don't have full use of my senses. I'm currently seeing an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. He did an endoscopy in my nose and found no lesions or pollops. I've also had a CT Scan and they found no tumors. He thinks that maybe during my pregnancy, my allergies acted up and just ''zapped'' my senses. We've discussed using a steroid spray in my nose only, but I'm still nursing. I'm thinking of trying accupuncture. I'd like to know if anyone has experienced this type of loss, what you did, how long it lasted and whether you got your sense of smell back. Thanks.
But as far as nursing and nasal steroids go, ask your pediatrician if it's okay. I have asthma, and took inhaled steroids (which don't cause sores for me, go figure) through my whole pregnancy and nine months (so far) of breastfeeding. It's not optional for me--no inhaler, no breathing. Neither my ob/gyn nor pediatrician has worried about it. The great thing about inhaled or nasal steroids is that they provide medicine just where you need it, not systemically. It's not like taking oral steroids.
Help! I am about 5 mos. pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy was really great and unrealistically easy. Well..this one is pretty much the same way other than a few more minor symptoms and this one is driving me crazy! I can't stop smelling cigarette smoke. No, I have never smoked, my husband does not smoke. I am not around smoke at all!! It happens everywhere and at all times of the day. I even feel the other symptoms of being around smoke (which I am really sensitive to in general)like my nose and chest feel ''burnt!'' Yes.. really strange but really annoying and a weird feeling that my baby is being ''exposed'' although it should be impossible. Any other similar experiences? Suggestions? Thanks a lot anon
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